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Mould Into Shape



Mould Into Shape is an ambitious and exciting sound-based performance by Luke Casserly & Shanna May Breen. The soundscape weaves together the voices and perspectives of people from a wide range of industries in Ireland including nature specialists, politicians, civil servants, children, cosmetic surgeons, waste disposers, commuters, etc. to create a poignant insight into how the material affects us in our day to day lives.

You the listener are invited to hop on board a new travelling soundscape of Dublin’s coast to unearth our national relationship to the material of plastic. Devised from conversations and interviews, this fizzy and rebellious sound journey will weave together the views of many. 

The performance took place on the 21st and 22nd of September 2019, with three journeys taking place each day. The audience met at the Science Gallery on Pearse Street before being lead to Pearse Street Station to board the DART in Dublin City Centre. The listener is brought on a journey through sound, listening to a beautiful and intricate soundscape composed of original music, interviews, and field noises which focus on the relationship we have with plastic in society today.

The performance concluded with a visit to Killiney Beach, taking place on the waterfront. Inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds us on our beaches, and how we must preserve them at all costs for future generations to enjoy.



Created by: Luke Casserly and Shanna May Breen

Sound Design: Brendan Farrell

Music: Peter Kelly

Producing Consultant: Aisling O’Brien

Produced by: Richie O’Sullivan

Photography: Fergal Styles


A co-commission by Dublin Fringe Festival and Science Gallery Dublin in association with The Digital Hub. Supported by Pan Pan Platform at Dublin Fringe Festival in partnership with AOB Arts Management. Proudly sponsored by Iarnród Éireann. Initially developed as part of the Next Stage Programme as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2018.

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